Rule #1 for me with dusting is to only keep out things that we love and need.

If it just collects dust, it’s not worth moving every week to dust under. Especially with little kids, I have a minimal amount of “stuff” on display just so I don’t have to worry about anything happening to it. Having uncluttered surfaces makes dusting so much easier. And dusting weekly makes it simple to dust the next week.

My favorite dusting products? Grab your microfiber!

My preference for dusting are microfiber cloths and a dusting mitt. I also use a large extendable reach duster for cobwebs and hard to reach ceilings and corners. This can be an expensive tool, but if you have lots of tall ceilings it’s worth it. I also use a natural beeswax polish to polish and condition some furniture as needed. I work from top-down and quickly go through the house dusting all the hard surfaces, staircase and railings, tvs and furniture. For the weekly dusting, I move quickly and do what I can in 15 minutes. If I have extra time (beyond that 15 minutes), I’ll do a deep clean dusting or fit in rotating cleaning tasks like dusting light fixtures or ceiling fans.

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Monday – Bathrooms

Tuesday – Dusting

Wednesday – Vacuum

Thursday – Wash Floors

Friday – Catch-All Day

Saturday – Sheets + Towels

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